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A reception for the artist Alfred “Alex” Gockel is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ashley’s Art Gallery, 701 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-552-7533 or go to www.ashleyart.com.
A reception for the artist Alfred “Alex” Gockel is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ashley’s Art Gallery, 701 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-552-7533 or go to www.ashleyart.com. COURTESY OF ASHLEY’S ART GALLERY

Wednesday

Story times

“Maple & Willow Together” will be read to preschoolers at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Eva Perry Regional Library will host drop-in story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Senior Bingo

Holly Springs seniors can play Bingo from 1-3 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Bingo cards cost $1 and there will be cash prizes of up to $10.

Growers Market

The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.

Open rehearsal

The public is invited to listen to the Holly Springs Community Band rehearse from 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. For more information, go to www.hollyspringsband.net.

Thursday

Compost workshops

Cary’s Compost Giveaway Workshops will be held from Thursday through Saturday. Participants will learn about composting at home and receive three bags of compost and a guide book. Registration is open only to Cary residents. For more information, go to www.townofcary.org.

Story time

Eva Perry Regional Library will host drop-in story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Parent chat

Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher will host a parent chat at 1 p.m. at the Cary Chamber of Commmerce building, 307 N. Academy St., Cary.

Action painting performance

A reception for the artist Alfred “Alex” Gockel is 6-8 p.m. at Ashley’s Art Gallery, 701 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Gockel will create an original painting as he talks to guests. Some of his work will be sold with proceeds going to Fuquay-Varina’s downtown. For details, call 919-552-7533 or go to www.ashleyart.com.

Friday

Story time

Eva Perry Regional Library will host drop-in story time for toddlers at 10:30 a.m. and babies at 11:30 a.m. Fridays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Pizza and a movie

The Halle Cultural Arts Center will screen “Big Hero 6” and serve pizza at 6 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $5 each ($2 for ages 2 and younger) at bit.ly/1DikjsY.

‘American Girl’ Club

Barnes & Noble’s “American Girl” club for kids will meet at 7 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Saturday

Farmers markets

▪ The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.

▪ The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, go to www.growers-market.org.

▪ The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

Story time

“Once Upon a Cloud” by Claire Keane will be read to kids at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Eva Perry Regional Library will host drop-in story time for babies at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

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